Crystal Crag Climber's Log

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Donno - Jul 14, 2018 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

Via South Ridge  Sucess!

4.5hrs r/t from the CG TH, w Rob.


jimegan - Sep 1, 2017 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

Crystal Crag   Sucess!

Enjoyable scramble


Simkin - Aug 8, 2017 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2017

Free solo  Sucess!

Via North Arete. Here is the video:


stepho - Aug 1, 2017 3:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2017

roadtrip detour  Sucess!

I had been wanting to climb this crag since I was a toddler but was never allowed to and then never got the chance until today when I was passing through the area and had a few extra hours. Went up South Ridge via "One Tree Couloir" and descended West Face from the summit. Somehow managed to temporarily get stuck trying to walk through the little slot along the crest of the ridge just south of south summit!


whatdoIknow - Jun 30, 2016 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

North Arete  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb


Fairweather - Oct 28, 2015 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

North Arete  Sucess!

Seemed like a good climb, but with the high winds and cold temp. we were moving too fast to enjoy it. Didn't bring warm enough clothes.
With Todd.


CWessels - Jul 18, 2015 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015

South Ridge  Sucess!

Good scramble with lots of options. The best lines are higher on the ridgeline (as is usually the case).

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jul 6, 2015 7:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Crystal Clear!  Sucess!

An enjoyable day out! Topped out with Deb via the North Arete and headed into town for Mammy brews.


tbaranski - Aug 17, 2014 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

South Ridge  Sucess!

Great scramble up the south ridge. Really enjoyable class-3 (or higher if you wish) on solid rock.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Nov 13, 2013 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Windy as All Hell  Sucess!

Incredible windy! The summit was spectacular though. Just a very cold and windy day.


jamesmc2 - Sep 28, 2013 1:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2013

Scramblemania  Sucess!

Took and unknown route on the west face to the notch between the north and south summits. This section was class three with some loose sections but not much exposure. From the notch I climbed south to the true summit. The last section is very exposed 4th to low 5th class. First time in the area.


hightinerary - Aug 5, 2013 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

Need a 2nd Date

Immediately after climbing Mammoth Rock, I thought I'd try Crystal Crag. Well, I showed up with no route info and no skill - just my own hands, and my feet in trail running shoes. I thought I had climbed to the summit from the west side, but when I turned around and looked to the south, it appeared I had not. The smoke from the Aspen fire was getting to me, so I backed off and hiked up Mammoth Crest to get a better look at what I'd been attempting. I'll finish the job some other time...


rdesota - Oct 15, 2012 11:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

Beautiful crisp fall day. Cold in the morning. Thought the crux to be higher up. Climbed with my wife who enjoyed it quite a bit! The quartz was everything as promised - really neat.


scottmitch - Oct 8, 2012 12:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

West Side  Sucess!

Nice weather. Nice views.


Deb - Sep 13, 2012 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Happy 4th of Jult!  Sucess!

What a beautiful climb and so much snow to wade through to get to the base! The crystal pitch was blindly bright.


krrt2000 - Feb 26, 2012 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1998

West Side  Sucess!

With Mike Johnson, lightning, good hike


seano - Feb 4, 2012 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

North arete solo  Sucess!

A fun half-day excursion.


cbuelow - Sep 19, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

North Arete  Sucess!

Great day with JedSMG and Ol' route and interesting summit traverse...all in all, a beautiful late summer Sierra day...

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Sep 6, 2011 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

North Arete  Sucess!

Did this guy on the drive back to the Bay Area. Short approach/climb made for a nice half a day outing.


old5ten - Aug 23, 2011 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

N. Arete var.  Sucess!

Climbed a N. Arete variation with the Gazelle. First pitch was up the excellent face just left of the starting dihedral/chimney. Fun climbing and superb views from the ridge up high. Crystal pitch was colorful, but a bit loose. Very alpine feel overall.

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